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On a recent visit to Chicago, I had the opportunity to meet up with my fellow Material Girl’s blogger Julia at her showroom and design studio. While Julia and I have met up on several occasions (both in LA and at High Point Markets) I had yet to visit her in her base city. Along with our friend Lisa Mende, we spent a morning checking out the fab Buckingham ID showroom followed by brunch at SoHo House in Chicago – and had a great time all of us together!

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The storefront view window of Buckingham ID.

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A photo of Julia and me catching up in her showroom, captured by Lisa Mende.

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Color Love: Julia loves orange and I love how this piece creates quite the statement in her showroom, against the backdrop of the white painted brick walls.

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Accesorized shelving and shaggy colorful stools define Julia’s Modernique style.

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Showroom displays include table settings and fun industrial chic stools.

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A colorful vignette.

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A crazy fun skeletal chair! (And Julia has a cute story about how when the store alarm was once set off, the police dispatched ended up wanting pictures in the chair, that of course, after all was checked out and in the clear!)

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Pattern on pattern, seating display.

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The BID headquarters office space.

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Buckingham I + D Showroom is located at 1822 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL

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After our showroom visit, we headed over to SoHo House for an all girl’s brunch! Thanks Julia for treating us!

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the crisp whites, the pretty yet vibrant colors, and the trends: florals are showing up in both fashion and interiors. Here are some great finds in you’re thinking of incorporating a little flower power into your home or wardrobe.

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Floral Pillow via Etsy

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Monogrammed Plate via Layla Grayce

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Regina Andrews Mod Floral Accent Table

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Rose Knob from Anthropologie

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Floral skirt from JCrew

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Coveted Louboutins

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Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co





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Las Vegas Winter Market is fast approaching! Kicking off the start of markets for 2014, I will be attending and covering Las Vegas Market. The five day event begins on Sunday, January 26th and runs through January 30th. The World Market Center in Las Vegas are a great source of all things furnishings, gift, and home decor related.

For more info and to register, click here.

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Happy to announce starting next month, I will be a contributing blogger for 55 Downing Street. Joining several other respected design bloggers, I am looking forward to sharing my design interests and expertise. 55 Downing Street is a subsidiary of Lamps Plus and offers lighting and furnishings via an online site. The blog offers great ideas and resources for all things design related.

55 Downing Street can also be found on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter

Looking forward to sharing my posts here on the Material Girls Blog too!





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From the latest issue of Lonny Magazine comes a very cool trend: all things hexagon. These accessories and furnshings in metallics with a honeycomb pattern are just so chic!

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Scout: The Fall Preview, featured in the September issue of Lonny Magazine are all things hex.

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A hammered hex champagne bucket from Tom Dixon.

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Hexagon earrings from Rebecca Minkoff.

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Loving this hexagonal box clutch, which comes in various colors.

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Super affordable bath accessories from Urban Outfitters, this hex towel ring is only $14!

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So sculputural – black and gold brass hex weights.

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Honeycomb plate from Jayson Home.

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This chandelier from Egg Collective is absolutely stunning!

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Loving this solid brass faceted knob from Nest Studio.

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Pretty honeycomb console from Mr.Brown London.

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Be sure to also check out the September 2013 issue of Lonny Magazine – it’s a packed full one!





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Last month I had the opportunity to cover the Las Vegas Furnishings Market for Summer 2013 at the World Market Center. The WMC is comprised of three high rise buildings packed full of showrooms and exhibitors. It is absolutely huge! Highly recommend a visit if you are looking for great resources and major showrooms under one roof. Here’s a recap of some of fun finds (yet only a fraction of what’s there to see).

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Saw many graphic area rugs with lots of color.

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Fun, bright, color blocking chairs!

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Loved this color blocking chair!

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Arteriors had some great lighting like this large scale pendant.

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A chic black and white console table.

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More trends in black & white, a graphic side table.

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An Ikat patterned side chair, among lots of graphic fabrics seen during market.

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Pretty globe pendants.

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More color & pattern in accessories, such as these throw pillows.

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Modular side tables from Noir.

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Sleek tufted sofa from Noir.

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Super cool lighting from Arteriors.

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Another stunner from Arteriors!

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Loved this orange and metal ottoman.

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Metal mixed with earthy accents from Palecek.

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Loved these glam side tables also from Palecek.

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Had fun touring showrooms with my friend and fellow blogger Typhanie Peterson.

Thank you to World Market Center for inviting me to attend Las Vegas Market.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

For more pics from market, check out my Instagrams here.





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Lamps Plus just released an online lookbook of their Color + Plus lighting collection (featuring a range of over 100 designer colors with custom-coordinated shades, bases, and finials). It was fun to be featured in the lookbook with several other designers, bloggers, and television personalities. To view the full lookbook, click here.

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I am very excited to be attending and covering Las Vegas Market later this month! I have never been (for market) and looking forward to seeing and exploring all there is to offer in the realm of furniture, home decor, and gifts. Las Vegas Market takes place July 29th – August 2nd. If you plan to attend, registration is now open and you can sign up online here.

In checking out some of the “First Look” previews on Pinterest – looks like there are some amazing decor accessories and furnshings to be seen, both the classics and the trends:

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Loving the Spike wall mirror from Palacek.

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The Tang Etagere is a great modern yet timeless piece from Thomasville Furniture.

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The sleek clear crystal Genie Lamp from Robert Abbey.95f5eb0faff6b7c06c1f8f4205a88fee

Pretty floral rug with rasberry tones and light grays, by Feizy Rugs.

Stay tuned for more highlights of Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market! Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter with the hashtag #LVMkt





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As I am sort of (pseudo) helping my brother and sister-in-law with their home in Manhattan Beach, CA – I came across the idea to incorporate a bit of surf theme into their modern-era beach adjacent home. What better to decorate the walls then with a surfboard? (And why there are half a dozen surfboards stacked in the garage I do not know!) Instant art and decor! In searching for concepts I found some fun ideas, everything from a modern home to a beach cottage…

 

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Fun colors, a little cottage-y, a little glam…and a longboard hanging on the wall of this living room!

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A surfboard shaped headboard for a children’s room. Precious.

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In a tall stairwell, a vertical hanging surfboard fills out the space well.

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A completely surf themed bedroom!

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A beach cottage truly needs a surfboard somewhere in the decor!

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Colorful art and a colorful surfboard pair well together.

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A sophisticated black and white striped bedroom contrasts well with a plain white surfboard.

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This ultra chic living room uses a vintage surfboard as part of it’s decor.

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And if your office happens to be near the beach, keeping a surfboard on display is convenient for catching those good waves when they come rolling in!

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Thought I would share some finds from a recent concept board I put together for an entry + living room in a California coastal home. Light furniture, warm woods, a play on patterns…perfect for a small sitting room.

 

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The Orb Chandelier from Ballard Designs.

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Slipcovered loveseat from Restoration Hardware (*different but similar version shown above).

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Concrete round coffee table.

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Club chair from Ballard Designs, shown in a different fabric than above – with many more options to choose from.

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Coral Needlepoint Bench, shown in red (additional colors available).

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Cowhide Patchwork Rug

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Rustic Wood Mirror.

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Floor Lamp from here.

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A floral arrangement (as seen on coffee table).

For more room looks & concept boards, view here.

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